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A podcast in which three queer women watch the classics (and non-classics) of queer girl cinema and discuss.
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Bodybuilding! Magical realism! Lesbians! When Chekhov’s gun is actually a gun! Come along and join the appreciation of the gun show (Katy O’Brien’s arms) with Queer Girl Film Club as we talk Love Lies Bleeding (2024).Enjoy the gang’s discussions and digressions about the year’s most hyped queer girl film, during which we talk about the queerness of body horror, Kristen Stewart’s excellent acting chops, scary Ed Harris, steroids, and why it feels like we’re getting a lot of 80s and 90s set fil...
Queer Girl Film Club springing into action to bring you the latest in queer girl cinema releases? Kind of. We would have had this out last week, but alas, G has become the second member of the pod to get concussion in the last six months!But the CT scans are done and the results are in: QGFC have the brainpower to talk about Drive Away Dolls (2024), an utterly silly, low brainpower crime romp about two lesbians accidentally driving off with a car laden with incriminating items. And there’s a ...
This week we’re doing one of, if not the, most requested films - Disobedience (2017). We did say it was a Rachel Weiss kind of season, didn’t we?We’ve got a special guest, Naomi, to give us some helpful insights into Jewish traditions and life for queer Jewish people, although she also eloquently explains how there are many different ways to be Jewish, and Jewish and queer. Honestly, this might be our most insightful episode yet, so thank you Naomi!There’s also time to have a little lust over...
Tell your friends, there’s a new episode of Queer Girl Film Club! We are talking friendship a lot in this week’s episode as we discuss the Netflix 2020 release, The Half Of It. Only the second film from director/writer Alice Wu (something Holly in particular is outraged by, more Alice Wu films now!), this queer smalltown America take on Cyrano de Bergerac charms the crew.Listen as we talk about good friendships between queer women and straight men, how religion and friendships affect queer ki...
It’s a fractious episode for Queer Girl Film Club this week, be prepared for disagreements, personal attacks and shouting over Fucking Åmål/Show Me Love (1998), a big hit in Sweden which isn’t such a big hit for some of the pod.Listen as the gang talk telephone etiquette, kissing girls as a dare and whether naturalistic film-making is good or not. We take this gritty lo-fi depiction of slightly shitty teens struggling in a small town apart, and find that Holly is a much more forgiving person ...
Episode 25 - Rent (2005)

Episode 25 - Rent (2005)

2023-12-2601:23:47

Merry Christmas listeners, and why not listen to some festive film chat from Queer Girl Film Club! There might be a little disagreement as to whether Rent (2005) is a Christmas film or not, but there’s certainly some snow and singing to be had, and the QGFC gang are keeping up our Christmas traditions, like bringing up those Netflix Vanessa Hudgens films again.We spend a bit less than 525,600 minutes talking about this big screen adaptation of one of the most successful musicals, especially t...
It’s time for Holly’s eighteenth century history podcast! Oh wait, no, this is a Queer Girl Film Club episode about Oscar winning* slice of genius The Favourite (2018). But it does contain quite a bit of Holly talking about the actual history, so we hope that’s to your liking.There’s also plenty of space for rhapsodising Olivia Colman’s incredible performance, Emma Stone’s complex portrayal, and Rachel Weisz in THAT SHOOTING OUTFIT. There’s even some self-censoring from G, who doesn’t tell us...
We are back for season 4 of Queer Girl Film Club! And why not start with something classic: the British romcom! Journey with us to a simpler time (2005) while we talk about Imagine Me And You.Everyone’s posh, everyone’s cringe and there’s only eight people in the whole of London, but Alice, G and Holly are happy to take a trip to this much-rewatched film. Along the way we ask if we believe in love at first sight, why did the florist make friends with the ten year old when no one was watching,...
Hello all! It’s been a while and now we are back with an episode a Queer BAIT Film Club where we watch a film which isn’t gay enough and try to work out why a perfectly good (or bad) lesbian film didn’t happen.This episode we are travelling back to the 1990s to see one of Angelina Jolie’s earliest big screen ventures as she plays… wait for it… you are NOT ready for this… a swaggering butch lesbian in a leather jacket who upends the lives of four teen girls at a generic US school. There’s sexu...
Episode 21 - Tár (2022)

Episode 21 - Tár (2022)

2023-01-1701:25:59

Cinema trip! This weekend just gone the Queer Girl Film Club crew went to an actual real life cinema (complete with fellow audience members, including Guy Checking The Football Scores On His Phone As The Film Was Starting) to see Cate Blanchett going hell-for-leather for Oscar #3 in Tár (2022). The gang found that on top of Cate’s exquisite performance, it’s a film about bad people, uncomfortable topics and major ambiguity.Join Holly, Alice and Georgia as we discuss how to enjoy this film des...
What’s more festive than a big family argument? Quite a lot of things, actually, but for our QGFC Christmas special there’s a lot of arguing going on as Alice and Georgia are taking sides against Holly is a massive (yet still analytical and funny) row about our festive queer girl film, Happiest Season (2020). Join us as Georgia outlines what it is that’s so magical about Christmas romcoms, Alice lists her many favourites of the genre, and Holly admits she hasn’t actually seen any apart from H...
The gang are heading to the coast of France, to an island with no men and only the intense staring and beautiful cinematography of one of the best films ever: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019), Holly’s favourite film of all time, and a true masterpiece. QGFC are here to share the many many reasons they love this film, touching on light, consent, armpit drugs and the importance of looking after your straight mates when they get into scrapes.When a film can be two hours long, French and contain...
Problematic romance! Mary Sues or Manic Pixies Dream Teens! What was school really like for both students and teachers? Queer Girl Film Club are here to unpick the acres of oh-dear that is Loving Annabelle (2006), a romantic drama about a teacher falling for her… 17 year old student?! Oh 2006, what were you thinking???Along the way the gang discuss all the ways the film gets teaching wrong (incredibly, it’s not just the safeguarding nightmare of the central relationship which Alice finds faul...
Don’t watch films with lots of delicious food on an empty stomach, and don’t record a podcast about foodie films on an empty stomach either! This week, Alice, Holly and Georgia are full of Indian food and ready to talk about Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006) and its low low LOW budget charms.Set in the “small provincial town” of Glasgow, Nina’s crams in enough plot to confuse the QGFC crew (or perhaps they were in food comas). Whether it’s Alice dunking on Holly’s cooking skills, a discussion o...
The Virgos are back on their astrology bullshit again, and Holly uses the phrase “I went to Catholic school” more than once! It must be Queer Girl Film Club, back to talk about If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), a perfectly fine film which somehow elicited some utter madness from the QGFC posse.Did the team discuss the three stories told in the anthology film? Yes. Did they also veer wildly off piste into Final Destination 2, why dolphins can’t be trusted, and some extremely strange jeweller...
Happy Halloween special from Queer Girl Film Club! We’re delving into the demonic and gory world of… high school girls and their strange, familiar, terrifying queer crushes. Oh yeah, and there’s a demon on the loose. That’s right, Alice, Georgia and Holly are here to give misunderstood 2009 horror classic Jennifer’s Body a reappraisal and a liberation from its own marketing campaign.The gang delve deep into the trauma of being a confused teenager, the horrendous ethics and sexual politics of ...
Queer Girl Film Club or Queer Bait Film Club? This week the team welcome a very special guest, Melissa John-Charles, to discuss whether 90s classic Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) is hiding its queer light or whether it’s an outright lesbian love story. Holly certainly is convinced that there is no heterosexual explanation for this film.Join the gang as they discuss apiculture (keeping bee hives), books about cannibalism (classic Alice), and fashion (we are not sponsored by Lucy & Yak but we ...
An unexpected return! We promised you we had six episodes of varied queer girl cinema this season and it turns out we actually have SEVEN! Here’s your unexpected bonus episode, kicking off the season with Netflix’s pastel explosion, the high school revenge comedy-drama Do Revenge (2022).Join us to talk about Alice’s specialist subject, the mean girl film: indeed, this episode has Alice laying out a timeline of the classics of mean girl cinema which you won’t want to miss. The team get to...
This week Georgia had one request: for Holly and Alice to explain to her why they think Mulholland Drive (2001) is good and what the hell is going on… quite the ask when we are talking about the David Lynch classic, a film which defies classification, logic and rational thought.Join the swirling madness as the team talk about non-chronological film structures, Hollywood intrigue, boobs, Susan Sontag, jigsaws, the poet John Ashbery, and accidentally stealing forks from restaurants. Is it gay o...
Boobs. Nun rules. Scandalous behaviour from a film which has gotten some Catholics out on the streets in protest.Join Alice, Georgia, Holly and special guest, Showgirls-superfan and Verhoeven-expert Kat, to discuss the wild journey through 17th century Italy that is Benedetta (2021). Out in cinemas now, so our first ten minutes (ish) are spoiler-free!CN: Brief mention of self harm, homophobia, strong language, sexual content spoilers.
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